9 episodes

Last, Past & Blast is a sparkling podcast series of music and chat from TV and radio host, Charlotte Hawkins. Each week the podcast will delve into the musical lives and memories of a different guest through their choice of three key pieces: the last piece of classical music they’ve been listening to; a significant piece of classical music from their past; and a blast: their wildcard – so keep an ear out for guilty pleasures!

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    • 4.4 • 49 Ratings

Last, Past & Blast is a sparkling podcast series of music and chat from TV and radio host, Charlotte Hawkins. Each week the podcast will delve into the musical lives and memories of a different guest through their choice of three key pieces: the last piece of classical music they’ve been listening to; a significant piece of classical music from their past; and a blast: their wildcard – so keep an ear out for guilty pleasures!

    Katherine Jenkins

    Katherine Jenkins

    In the season finale of Last, Past & Blast, Charlotte speaks with Welsh mezzo-soprano, Katherine Jenkins. We’ll hear about why Katherine’s children tell her off for her singing; what Katherine does if she ever forgets the words when she’s performing; and the one tune that gets her family up and dancing. All the music from today’s episode can be found in the companion playlist here: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/LastPastAndBlastMusic



    Details for Katherine’s ‘Christmas Spectacular’ cinema release can be found here and Katherine’s Nov/Dec 2021 tour here

    • 48 min
    Alexis Ffrench

    Alexis Ffrench

    In this episode of Last, Past & Blast, Charlotte speaks with composer, pianist, and producer, Alexis Ffrench. We’ll hear about how Alexis used to play the kitchen table as a child before he had a piano; how he has to listen to the radio at night to quieten the constant music in his head; and, how he ended up sitting on the roof of the Royal Academy of Music throwing paper at everyone below. All the music from today’s episode can be found in the companion playlist here: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/LastPastAndBlastMusic

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Piers Morgan

    Piers Morgan

    In this episode of Last, Past & Blast, Charlotte speaks with broadcaster, journalist, writer, television presenter, and Good Morning Britain colleague, Piers Morgan. We’ll hear just what it’s like being Piers Morgan, how he played the piano for Will Smith, and there may be a mention or two of his new book ‘Wake Up’. All the music from today’s episode can be found in the companion playlist here: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/LastPastAndBlastMusic

    • 52 min
    Chloe Flower

    Chloe Flower

    In this episode of Last, Past & Blast, Charlotte speaks with pianist, composer and activist, Chloe Flower. We'll hear about how the music Chloe creates is so different she had to create a whole new genre to describe it; what it was like stealing the show performing with Cardi B at the GRAMMYs; and why she can never listen to music to relax. All the music from today’s episode can be found in the companion playlist here: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/LastPastAndBlastMusic

    • 52 min
    Nicola Benedetti

    Nicola Benedetti

    In this episode of Last, Past & Blast, Charlotte speaks with Grammy Award-winning Scottish violinist, Nicola Benedetti . We'll hear how music brought Nicola to tears when she was just six years old; how she’s not the classical musician sat in the corner, but is the first one up on the dance floor; plus, how she coped when her violin kept slipping off her shoulder during a performance in 40 degree heat! All the music from today’s episode can be found in the companion playlist here: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/LastPastAndBlastMusic

    • 1 hr
    Eric Whitacre

    Eric Whitacre

    In this episode of Last, Past & Blast, Charlotte speaks with composer, conductor and speaker, Eric Whitacre. We'll hear about the piece of music that utterly changed the course of Eric's life, how he doesn’t just sing in the shower but sings with the shower, and how he was tempted to stage dive at the Royal Albert Hall. All the music from today’s episode can be found in the companion playlist here: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/LastPastAndBlastMusic



    Thank you to Deutsche Grammophon for the kind use of their recording of Andrew Norman’s ‘Sustain’ which can be found here: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/LPBSustain

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

LizziesBarVilamoura ,

Love this!

Great guests, good chat and interesting music weaved together by an excellent host..

SSPfed ,

Superb 👍

A great podcast in every way!

keith weller 100 ,

Great podcast

Very easy listening and informative looking forward to next week

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